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May 10, 21, 9:25 am
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Posted By la_cigogne

we couldnt find any better ways than flying blue...

we couldnt find any better ways than flying blue back then and with the time constraint I just had to book it. Also it was 6 months ago and with covid 19 things are changing rapidly, so I thought I...
May 9, 21, 11:58 am
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By la_cigogne

Whats the cheapest way to book lax-cdg business class with points ?

Hey there,

I would like to book a RT LAX-CDG in J. I have points with all major credit cards.

When flying economy I am usually better off booking through virgin atlantic or even Delta (I have...
Jan 11, 21, 1:11 am
Replies: 46
Views: 8,375
Posted By la_cigogne

I m stuck in France right now, hoping to fly back...

I m stuck in France right now, hoping to fly back in late January.

For the return ( CDG-LAX ) I ll probably fly economy (booking the flight through VA for 15k pts + $200) there are (obviously!)...
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Views: 1,789
Posted By la_cigogne

where do you guys go to get those quick...

where do you guys go to get those quick turnaround pcr test (not overpriced)? I m flying to France from LA om 12/23.
Dec 1, 20, 3:36 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 8,375
Posted By la_cigogne

Alright thank you drjeffrock, Romanianflyer and...

Alright thank you drjeffrock, Romanianflyer and Goldorak ! (you guys restored my faith in this forum)

I just booked the first leg (no discount for booking RT vs OW) for 67.5k + $220 on 12/23. Not...
Dec 1, 20, 9:16 am
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Posted By la_cigogne

Business rewards gold : 2nd year Took an...

Business rewards gold :

2nd year
Took an offer last year
only spent 2k
have a bunch of card with overlapping benefits/rewards including a personal platinum opened just 2 days ago

As...
Nov 29, 20, 5:53 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 8,375
Posted By la_cigogne

thanks Goldorak, that's the kind of answer I was...

thanks Goldorak, that's the kind of answer I was hoping for ! Have you ever achieve this before ? Do you have any clue on how many miles would be necessary for the upgrade ? (ballpark is fine)
...
Nov 29, 20, 12:19 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 8,375
Posted By la_cigogne

I know thats exactly why I am asking for some...

I know thats exactly why I am asking for some travel hacking advice ... So I dont pay $600 + 135K. Those comments are not helpful, I dont know what you get by polluting this thread.
Nov 29, 20, 10:26 am
Replies: 46
Views: 8,375
Posted By la_cigogne

so you did understand that this was not helpful...

so you did understand that this was not helpful and off topic but still posted this ?

alright can we move on now and talk about what is relevant to this topic (and forum btw) - travel hacking ?
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Nov 29, 20, 7:21 am
Replies: 46
Views: 8,375
Posted By la_cigogne

any thoughts if its possible to : Book an...

any thoughts if its possible to :
Book an economy flight on air france from virgin and upgrade later
(its 135k + $600 so not awful but mehhhh for the substantial amount of cash)
Nov 28, 20, 8:21 pm
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Views: 8,375
Posted By la_cigogne

You dont have to "contribute" (/rat hole) to this...

You dont have to "contribute" (/rat hole) to this thread if it doesnt interest you (also you obviously ignore that you can book AF award flight on VA, the issue being that during covid they would...
Nov 28, 20, 4:21 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 8,375
Posted By la_cigogne

just to clarify, I opened this thread to ask some...

just to clarify, I opened this thread to ask some help finding the best solution in terms of cost/point efficiency to fly business on air france during covid.
Nov 28, 20, 3:03 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 8,375
Posted By la_cigogne

we dont know especially since I ll be traveling...

we dont know especially since I ll be traveling around holidays. So please let me know if you guys can help with booking.

Thanks
Nov 28, 20, 1:59 pm
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Views: 8,375
Posted By la_cigogne

thanks for the reply Yoshi ! It seems like Air...

thanks for the reply Yoshi ! It seems like Air France premium cabin awards have been disabled for partners (delta, virgin, korean), its not so much a matter of availability I believe. As said I have...
Nov 28, 20, 11:05 am
Replies: 46
Views: 8,375
Posted By la_cigogne

Exclamation Flying Business on Air France From LAX to paris - Travel Hacker Ninja needed

Hey Guys,

I have points with all major credit cards/airlines and would like to travel to Paris from LA this winter in business class as Air France (the last airline that still have direct flights...
Jun 6, 20, 3:43 pm
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Views: 3,388
Posted By la_cigogne

1. CSR is offering 5pts/$1 on grocery (up to...

1. CSR is offering 5pts/$1 on grocery (up to $3000 for may + june, so half of my 400k pts) (altough thats kind of irrelevant...)
2. As I mentioned in my original post I also have 300k Mr points +...
Jun 6, 20, 1:29 pm
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Views: 3,388
Posted By la_cigogne

well obviously it makes no sense to redeem points...

well obviously it makes no sense to redeem points on chase travel portal anymore, when we can redeem for cash at 1.5 cpp and then use the cash to pay for travel expenses on a travel credit card.
...
Jun 4, 20, 8:46 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,388
Posted By la_cigogne

yes I have hesitated about mentioning it,but...

yes I have hesitated about mentioning it,but while you may have the ability to get 2pp with hyatt, I ll be better off using the money to book an independent hotel with cash. (There are many...
Jun 4, 20, 6:51 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,388
Posted By la_cigogne

Question UR points still worth holding, if also holding MR points, or redeem all at $0.015?

Hi I have both 400k ur points and 300k mr points as well as few hundred thousands of miles from different partners, I have upgraded to chase saphire reserve to cash out my UR points.

Now that I...
Aug 18, 18, 5:59 pm
Replies: 1,314
Views: 438,982
Posted By la_cigogne

Dramatic news today : Plastiq no longer codes as...

Dramatic news today : Plastiq no longer codes as 3X with the CIP

Any idea on how to take advantage of the CIP ? Have you tried purchasing GC with the CIP at USPS ?
Jul 23, 18, 12:14 pm
Replies: 2,513
Views: 1,074,918
Posted By la_cigogne

Hmmmm very odd/disappointing. Just called...

Hmmmm very odd/disappointing.

Just called twice and no retention offer for my PRG other than downgrading to the green card. NAHhhhhh
First anniversary, 10k spent, annual fees due in 10 days. Will...
May 16, 18, 11:03 pm
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Views: 438,982
Posted By la_cigogne

I suggest to add these DPs to the wiki. Have you guys found any 3x ?

Also qualifies as of 7/19/17:
Google Voice
Washington DC Metro (WMATA)
Mar 28, 18, 12:21 pm
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Views: 618,484
Posted By la_cigogne

oops and I forgot to say; PLEASE dont buy $50 (or...

oops and I forgot to say; PLEASE dont buy $50 (or even $100) gebits the fees (MO + gebit) could cost you more than 10%. At this rate you better just use plastiq or paypal and save some time !
Mar 28, 18, 12:17 pm
Replies: 1,324
Views: 618,484
Posted By la_cigogne

Yes I did Von's, Ralphs, Safeway and Riteaids...

Yes I did Von's, Ralphs, Safeway and Riteaids (and many more including but not limited to cvs, whole foods, gelsons, smart and final....) some of them do sell MOs but cash only. As said, if it can...
Mar 28, 18, 12:03 pm
Replies: 1,324
Views: 618,484
Posted By la_cigogne

Hey Neighbor ! ( I am in Santa Monica) No luck on...

Hey Neighbor ! ( I am in Santa Monica) No luck on the west side ! (I have inquired dozens of grocery stores in culver too). I spent a LOOOOOOOT of time researching an alternative to wally here but...
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